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Thursday April 27, 2000

[H]ardNews 2nd Edition

The Reverend has slapped up his V5 5500 APG PREview. He does some head to head numbers with the nVidia Quadro. (nVidia;s workstation board) Which to me seems a total waste since not many of us use that board. The Reverend seems to need some Vid Card Religion in his life because he is having trouble dealing with reviews pertaining to image quality. Then his major bitch is this, or it seems to be to me..

This is actually a very real "problem" - with the Voodoo5, and more specifically FSAA, 3dfx aims to change the way gamers put priority on "overall" image quality. The problem is that aliasing has been with us for so long that we've grown "used" to it. And when FSAA is available to us now, we may even treat FSAA like we do with 32bit rendering - it's there, we have the hardware and so we just turn it on. Whether we actually appreciate what FSAA does is something only time can answer.

He is basically bitching about 3dfx making the image quality better. He comments that only time can answer whether or not "we" appreciate FSAA, I only had to deathmatch once with FSAA to KNOW I liked it better. I don't really understand where he goes with it. I guess if you don't want FSAA or higher framerates, DON'T BUY ANY OF THE NEWER VID CARDS COMING OUT! No ATI, no nVidia, no nothing. I think I would rather live in the future and not the past.

Got an older BX board and you want some ATA66 action on it? Iwill has a PCI card for you and Hardware One tells you all about it.

You may have seen that Hot Chick on the Hypothermia page, and now the fun only escalates. It seems as if she is going to have some surgical enhancements made to herself and wants our opinions. As long as we get before and after pics...

I guess when you have a totally cool product name like Spitfire, you have to go in an tone it down for the all the extremely boring folks out there. The AMD Spitfire is now the Duron. OK...

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